Three dead in Bologna highway gas tanker explosion -


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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Three dead in Bologna highway gas tanker explosion

A tanker truck exploded in Bologna, Italy, leaving at least three people dead and more than 55 people hospitalized.
At least three people died and 67 were injured after a tanker truck exploded on a highway in Bologna, Italy, a spokesman for Italian state police told CNN.
Marco Granna, a spokesman for the local health agency in Bologna, told CNN that 55 people were taken to the hospital for treatment of first-, second- and third-degree burns.

Footage of the incident showed an enormous fireball and plumes of thick, black smoke in the sky .
The explosion ripped through the pavement, leaving huge holes in the road surface.
A fireball can be seen in the aftemath of the explosion in Bologna.

According to police, the incident took place at Bologna Casalecchio and the junction with the A14 route from Bologna to Taranto.
Police have warned the public not to go near the area of the explosion.

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